I’ve written and edited a good deal of the Friedrich Hayek Wikipedia entry over the last few years. By the magic of the Wikipedia unplanned collaborative process, the entry has become something better than I or any other single person planned or intended. But the thing could be substantively and stylistically improved, and the constant little vandalisms of the entry by anti-Hayek trolls could be more effectively weeded.
I’d like to encourage anyone who knows the material or has a skill in writing to pitch in and help make the entry just a bit better than it is now.
Here’s the opening section. What can we do to make it better? Go here to make you improvements.
Friedrich August von Hayek CH (8 May 1899 – 23 March 1992), was an influential economist. Hayek’s account of how changing prices communicate signals which enable individuals to coordinate their plans is widely regarded as an important achievement in economics. This and other contributions have put Hayek at the top among a select list of the most influential economists of the modern period. One of the great polymaths of the 20th century, Hayek also contributed to jurisprudence, neuroscience, philosophy and the history of ideas.
In 1974 Hayek shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics with Gunnar Myrdal “for their pioneering work in the theory of money and economic fluctuations and for their penetrating analysis of the interdependence of economic, social and institutional phenomena.” He also received the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1991.
Hayek lived in Austria, Great Britain, the United States and Germany, and became a British subject in 1938.